Area ▶︎ GIFU
The only one activity in Japan!
Experience from the beginning to the end
Mini Gifu paper lantern making
This experience tour offers the opportunity to make your own miniature Gifu paper lantern, from creating the framework using higo (bamboo strips), laying the paper over the strips and finally to adding your own design. This activity is sure to give you great satisfaction, as you draw a design of your liking onto the paper lantern after completing the steps to make it—just like a craftworker would!
As the largest river port city along the Nagara River, Gifu is home to industries such as Japanese umbrella and paper lantern manufacturing from times of old. These industries use washi (Japanese paper), bamboo and other products that arrived from upstream. The Bon lanterns, Noryo lanterns and many other products that originate from Gifu are widely known as “Gifu-chochin,” or Gifu paper lanterns.
Wouldn’t you like to take home a softly-glowing paper lantern made of Japanese paper, made from ever-present traditional techniques?
3H30M （Include 1H break）
2.Paper laying（45 mins）
3.Break Time（60 mins）
5.Final touch~finished（15 mins）
(Include a to go box & LED bulb)
Gifu’s Artisan House CASA
（29 Minatomachi, Gifu city, Gifu pre.）
3 mins walk from the bus stop “Nagarabashi”
7days prior to your scheduled arrival date
４travelers ( Minimum :２）
■ What to bring
1. You can create the craftwork from start to finish using the
very same techniques as a professional craftworker does, giving
you a deeper impression of this hands-on experience.
2. You’ll come to love these paper lanterns even more after adding the family crest of an ancient Japanese general or your own design!
3. The paper lantern you make can be brought home and used for actual illumination.
Japan Lantern Industry
A young company established by young craftmen. They are providing themselves a challenge by having workshops at the domestic and overseas events introducing their products and making them familiar to people.
1. This is a tour where you can talk with actual craftworkers.
These craftworkers are taking time out of their own busy work
during the day to help, so we ask that you strictly respect their
time and schedule.
2. Experience tour times may vary per person. Please inform us of the time you need to finish by, if you need to be on time to take public transportation or have other plans on your agenda.
3. The tools and fittings used by the craftworkers are valuable personal property. Do not touch any of these items inside of the atelier without permission.
・ Experience tours may be cancelled in the event of bad weather
such as typhoons or heavy rain, in consideration of your
・ The tour may be cancelled in the event of unforeseen circumstances on the part of the facilities accepting visitors or the craftworkers.
・ Cancellations will be decided by 5p.m. prior to the tour day. Be sure to provide an e-mail address where we can get a hold of you on the day before the tour.